Draymond Green is a restricted free agent this summer.
Draymond Green wants to get paid max money.
Just don’t let those two facts lead you down the “my team can snatch Green away from Golden State” road. Because they can’t, despite some reports earlier this season.
Don’t take my word for it, take Green’s. Here is what he told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
I asked him specifically: Draymond, are you sure you’ll be part of this team next season?
“I’ll be here,” Green said firmly and distinctly. “I love this group of guys.”
Or, there is what Green said on KNBR radio in the Bay Area, via the Bay Area News Group’s Diamond Leung.
Or there is what the Pistons — the team near where Green grew up, a team that would love to bring him back home — are saying, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
Pistons fans have been yearning for Green to return since a Yahoo! Sports report said that Green had “had significant interest with pursuing an offer sheet with his hometown Detroit Pistons.” But the Free Press has reported that the Pistons’ front office views signing Green as unrealistic because the Warriors will match any offer sheet he signs.
Or if those three things are not enough, there is what Warriors GM Bob Meyers said about Green returning:
“Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn’t worry.”
I think that should about cover it.